Hi Randy- I was glad to get your email as I had always wondered what became of Calvin and Fanny. I would love to exchange groupsheets and information.
Surprisingly there is a lot of information about the Maxwells. I had hit a brick wall with John Maxwell's father, Bazel. Then last fall within a very short time I heard from 3 Maxwell cousins. One of the cousins has traced the Maxwell line back to the original immigrant from Scotland, where there is a peculiar family castle.
I know just how you feel about just throwing up your hands when you have a common last name. My great-great grandfather was a Green and I have tried every method on this green earth (so to speak) and had no success at going farther. I just hope one of these days I'll hit a cousin treasure trove again. Trisha